Friday, February 12, 2016

Spectre Bond Car (and More) for Sale at Christie’s

1963 Aston Martin DB5 from the Bond in Motion exhibit.
NOT the car for auction.
Photo by Kate Tompkins
Who doesn’t love the cars in the various James Bond movies? Here’s your chance to own one of them, coming up for auction at Christie’s London on February 18. They’ll also be auctioning off clothing and other memorabilia from the movie. After all, if you’re going to drive the car, you might as well look the part.

The auction is to celebrate the release of Spectre on DVD, and is being run in conjunction with EON Productions, Metro Goldwyn Mayer and Twentieth Century Fox. Proceeds are going to charities, including Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders). Hmm, does that mean you could claim part of the purchase price as a tax write-off?

Christie’s is giving star billing to the Aston Martin DB10 concept car (you can see photos and more details HERE), estimated to sell for between £1,000,000 – £1,500,000, or approximately $1,451,000 - $2,176,500. They note that the car has not been certified or approved for use on public roads.

For those of us who won’t be bidding, here's a consolation clip from the Christie’s website showing the top ten Bond cars in action.

Many thanks to my husband for sending me the press release for the auction.


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